Symposia Community Events –Sept 25th and Oct 2016

Symposia is looking for volunteers to help out at the Art and Music Festival in Hoboken on September 25th from 10 am to 7 pm. We need help moving books to and from the booth, manning the booth, shelving, or simply promoting the store. If you could spare an hour or two, please contact Carmen at 201-805-1739.

Donations are the lifeline of our business. If you have used books, CDs, DVDs, games, toys that you don’t want anymore, you can drop them off at our store and we’ll give you a tax-deductible receipt!

Love in Bloom – Art Exhibit by Lisa Tilihoi – Sunday, Sept. 25th from 11am to 6pm

Reception and talk with the artist at 4 pm.
Refreshments will be provided.

Artist’s Vision:

Love in Bloom grew from the love story between artist Lisa Tilihoi and her husband. The pair met as children but grew up on separate continents. When they reunited briefly in 2007, the divide between their two souls closed.

Despite the wide, cold, and unforgiving Atlantic between them for the following year, they loved fearlessly.

Through the tempest of long-distance, flowers arrived from overseas and left that young woman deliciously haunted by their beauty. They were never to be thrown away; these stems connected to her lover. They were to be as immortal as her love for him. A concept was nurtured until it shot up from the roots of ordinary life and blossomed onto canvases.

The artist informs us flowers will exist beyond the net of time’s observant veil. When the world is fast asleep and time turns within us all, flowers will be spared. On these canvases will live cocoons of buds, surges of petals, and the colors of a bright, fearless love. Above all, love.

Lisa Tilihoi is a self-taught artist. She lives in Westchester with her husband, her stacks of canvases, and clusters of drying but not dying blooms. She aims to practice love as a way of life—as a form of art.

For more information, contact Lisa at

Ready to Write – Workshop by John Mccaffrey – Thursday, Oct. 6th at 7 pm

Do you have a desire to write but are not sure how to begin? Has your writing hit a wall and you want to break through? Or do you just want to develop further as a writer and land that publishing contract? “Ready to Write,” a new monthly writing series at Symposia Community Bookstore, will meet all these needs and, most importantly, you’ll have fun in a safe, supported and creative environment.

Sessions, led by award-winning novelist and Hoboken resident John McCaffrey (, will be held once-per-month, Thursday evenings, starting September 8. Each session will be 75 minutes in length (7 pm to 8:15 pm) and will feature the following elements:

• A brief, motivational talk on various topics, such as working through writing blocks and staying committed to a project once started.

• A short meditation period to reflect and clear the mind for creativity.

• An in-class writing exercise based on a prompt related to the featured topic.

• A group discussion of the in-class writing exercise.

There is no need to R.S.V.P. , but if you do have questions, please contact John at or call him at 917-239-5306.

Location: SYMPOSIA BOOKSTORE, 510 Washington st

Date/Time: Sept 8th at 7 pm

Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to Symposia Bookstore


The TriSonics in Concert at Symposia! – Oct. 22nd at 8 pm

The TriSonics play original instrumentals spanning roots, folk, bluegrass, blues and jazz. Virtuoso soloing and dynamic, intricate arrangements are their trademarks. The players are:

Michael William Levine (Dobro)
Producer, composer, session player and performer, two solo albums. Credits include (guitar, Dobro and pedal steel) Tanya Tucker, Sara Evans, Larry Gatlin, Mac Davis and Vassar Clements, Broadway, commercials.

Don Sarlin (Guitar)
Performer, composer. Credits include Van Morrison, Esther Phillips, Mary Travers, David Bromberg (on bass), Dean Friedman. Appearances include Isle of Wight Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Massey Hall, SNL, Today.

Jim Fenhagen (Upright Bass)
Performer. Credits include Walter Egan (Magnet and Steel), various touring groups. Founding member of Big Mamou, NY Cajun/Zydeco/country band. Multi-Emmy award-winning TV set designer (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, This Week Tonight with John Oliver).

The TriSonics recently released an EP entitled Wishful Thinking. Find out more at

Refreshments will be served and BYOB.

Tickets: $20

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For more information, contact Carlos at


Free Yoga Class – Every Wednesday at 7 pm

Have you always shied away from Yoga because you thought you weren’t very flexible?
Symposia is now opening its doors to a new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with individual attention. Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

Suggested donation: $8

Certified Yoga Instructors Bridget Heavey and Carmen Rusu
For more information, or to register, contact Carmen: 201-805-1739 or


Salsa Dance Classes – Instructor Tracy Everitt, Liza Minnelli’s Dance Partner – Every Tuesday at 7 pm

Learn the actual, real “going-out” partner dancing but dress is informal for lessons : Wear your everyday attire…Learn to dance for weddings and events… a new start each week!…
Couples or singles…

$15 per person per hour each lesson, or $50 for 4 lessons.

Instructor: Tracy Everitt, Broadway and Hollywood dance partner of Liza Minnelli (watch Liza and Tracy in the youtube video “Steam Heat” and see Tracy at Lincoln Center and with Hoboken Chamber Orch. on YouTube as well.

Registration required. Space is limited. Please call 551-587-0121 or email Tracy

Guitar Circle – Every Thursday at 8.30 pm

Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share your favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome!
To register or for more info, contact Carlos at


PUPPETONIA @ Symposia Bookstore – Puppet Shows for Babies and Toddlers

Facebook: Puppetonia Shows

Since its inception, Puppetonia has taught children so much more than just their ABC’s and 123′s. The music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression.
The music is fun and upbeat, and the children are encouraged to move to the rhythm, follow verbal instructions, practice sequential movements, and have a great time. And there are bubbles galore!

For a sample of our shows, check these links:

PUPPETONIA SHOWS (Babies and Toddlers):
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 and 11 am
Thu at 4 pm.

BABY PUPPETONIA (Babies): Wed and Thu at 1.30 pm

YOGA FOR BABIES (6 weeks to crawling): Tuesdays at 1.30 pm

Two new shows every week.


$15 drop in
$10 second show the same week
$10 second child
Package Deal: 10 Admissions – $130 valid for 3 months.

No reservation required.
For more info, call or text: (201) 805-1739
Email: or visit

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